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PORTLAND SHIPWRECKS

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BOURNEMOUTH

BULOW

COUNTY OF ANGLESEY

DEVORAN

DINNINGTON

DOROTHEA

ELLIDA

GERTRUDE

HOOD

JAMES FENNELL

M2

MADELEINE TRISTRAN

MINERVA

MYRTLEDENE

OKAHANDJA

PATRIA

PATROCLUS

PREVEZA

RELIANCE

SANDAL

TURENNE

UNIDENTIFIED

 

 

 

MORE PICTURES AND DETAILS OF PORTLAND SHIPWRECKS CAN BE FOUND HERE.

BOURNEMOUTH

THE SS BOURNEMOUTH  WRECKED ON ROCKS NEAR PORTLAND BILL 1886. ALL 160 PASSENGERS WERE RESCUED. SHE BECAME A TOTAL LOSS. A DETAILED REPORT ON THIS ACCIDENT CAN BE READ BY CLICKING HERE.

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BULOW

GERMAN LINER BULOW ASHORE AT MUTTON COVE PORTLAND 1943.

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COUNTY OF ANGLESEY

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DEVORAN

SCHOONER DEVORAN.  SUNK BY COLLISION WITH A TORPEDO DESTROYER IN PORTLAND ROADS. SHE WAS DEMOLISHED WITH EXPLOSIVES IN 1904.

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SUNKEN SCHOONER DEVORAN. SAILORS PREPARING TO DESTROY BY EXPLOSIVES.

DINNINGTON

A DETAILED HISTORY OF THIS SHIP AND ITS MISHAPS CAN BE READ BY CLICKING HERE. ALTHOUGH FLOATED OFF THE BREAKWATER IN 1901 IT WAS EVENTUALLY WRECKED OFF THE ORKNEY ISLES ON 21st FEBRUARY 1906.

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DOROTHEA

WRECK ON CHESIL BEACH (DOROTHEA) FEBRUARY 14TH 1914.  DUTCH STEAMSHIP GT2035 . MARBELLA TO ROTTERDAM. CARGO IRON ORE. DROVE ONTO CHESIL BEACH IN GALE THROUGH BREAKDOWN OF ENGINE

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ELLIDA

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SALVAGE TUG ELLIDA ASHORE ON CHESIL BEACH 1920

GERTRUDE

SS GERTRUDE (HARTLEPOOL) ON THE ROCKS AT CLAY HOPE NEAR BLACKNOR POINT AUGUST 26TH 1904

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HOOD

HMS HOOD SCUTTLED TO PROTECT PORTLAND HARBOUR IN 1914

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JAMES FENNELL

JAMES FENNELL SS. STEAM TRAWLER BUILT 1918 BY FULLERTON & CO, PAISLEY. BUILT AS STRATH CLASS AUXILLIARY PATROL VESSEL. 215 TONS, 123X22FT. ARMED. TRIPLE-EXPANSION ENGINE. ARMED WITH A 12 POUNDER GUN.

DURING THICK FOG ON THE 16TH JANUARY 1920, SHE DROVE STRAIGHT ONTO THE ROCKS, NORTH OF BLACKNOR POINT, PORTLAND. ALL CREW WERE RESCUED BY MEANS OF A LONG ROPE STRUNG FROM THE STEM OF THE SHIP TO A LARGE ROCK BY LOCAL FISHERMEN.

A FEW DAYS LATER, AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO TOW HER OFF THE ROCKS BUT SHE SANK IMMEDIATELY.

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CREW OF HMS JAMES FENNELL.

M2

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SUBMARINE M2.  LOST OFF OF PORTLAND WITH ALL LIVES JANUARY 26TH 1932

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MARKING SITE OF SUBMARINE M2

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MARKING SITE OF M2 SUBMARINE WRECK

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ITEMS RETRIEVED FROM WRECK OF HM SUBMARINE M2

MADELEINE TRISTRAN

MADELAINE (MAGDALENE) TRISTAN  BEACHED AT CHESIL COVE SEPTEMBER 1930   FRENCH SCHOONER OF LORIENT.  GT 213.  TREGUIER TO LE HAVRE.  CARGO GRAIN.  WHEN THE CAPTAIN DROVE ASHORE IN CHESIL COVE ON SEPT. 20TH 1930. HE THOUGHT HE WAS ON THE NORTH COAST OF FRANCE.  THE WRECK WHICH WAS SOLD FOR 1. LAY RIGHT ACROSS THE PORTLAND SEWER OUTFALL WHICH WAS SMASHED.  ONLY THE THREE MASTS WERE SAVED.  ALL THE CREW  WERE SAVED.

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MINERVA

FREE FRENCH SUBMARINE (MINERVA) ASHORE AT PORTLAND IN 1945 WHEN IT BROKE ITS TOW LINE

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MYRTLEDENE

MYRTLEDENE RAN ASHORE ON MARCH 25TH 1912  THIS SHIP WAS OFFERED FOR SALE WITH ITS CARGO OF IRON ORE FOR 100, BUT NEVER SOLD.

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OKAHANDJA

SS OKAHANDJA WENT ASHORE AT WESTCLIFF JUNE 1910

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PATRIA

WRECK OF PATRIA 1903. A NORWEGIAN BARQUE (GRIMSTAD) GT 607. ON VOYAGE FROM FREDERIKSTAD TO PORT NATAL. CARGO WAS TIMBER.  THE ROCKET LINE ENABLED RESCUE OF CREW BUT THE 2ND MATE HAD A LEG AMPUTATED AND THE COOK WENT MAD AND HAD TO BE CONSTRAINED.

THERE IS CONFUSION IN THE ARCHIVE WHETHER SOME OF THESE PICTURES COULD BE EITHER THE “PATRIA” OR THE “ANN MARIA”

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PATROCLUS

PATROCLUS CAME ASHORE AT BORROWHILL PORTLAND 19 SEPTEMBER 1907

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SALVAGING THE SS PATROCLUS SEPTEMBER 20TH 1907, ELEVEN PUMPS AT WORK TO REFLOAT HER

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SS PATROCLUS SALVAGE OPERATION 1907. C E HEINKE AND COs DIVING APPARATUS WAS USED IN THE SUCCESSFUL SALVAGE OPERATIONS.

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PREVEZA

SS PREVEZA RAN ASHORE ON CHESIL BEACH 15TH JAN 1920. AN ACCOUNT OF THIS WRECK CAN BE READ BY CLICKING HERE.

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SS PREVEZA AND SALVAGE TUG ASHORE AT CHESIL COVE JAN 15TH 1920

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RELIANCE

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL DRAMATIC STORY BEHIND THIS ACCIDENT WHICH OCCURRED ON 4TH  JUNE 1949

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SANDAL

S.S. SANDAL ON FIRE PORTLAND HARBOUR 1907.

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TURENNE

STEAM TRAWLER B2 "TURENNE". RAN ASHORE IN FOG AT CLAY HOPE 12th DECEMBER 1913

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UNIDENTIFIED WRECK

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